The Kerala government has not postpone the state SSLC or Plus two exams. There will not be any impact of the extended lockdown on the state board exams. The chief minister clarified that the board exams will be held as per schedule. As announced earlier, the exams will be conducted from May 21 to 29, 2020.
Earlier, there were reports that a decision to postpone the exam was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The state cabinet had also decided to defer the varsity exam dates, reports suggested.
For SSLC only three exams mathematics, physics, and chemistry are pending while for plus two or class 12, several exams are yet to be held.
Over 4.2 lakh applied to appear for the state SSLC examinations this year. The state had reportedly readied 14 lakh facemasks for students to ensure proper measures to conduct the exam amid the pandemic.
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The schools in Kerala are set to open from June 1. The chief minister, however, mentioned that if the academic sessions delayed, the classes will be conducted through the various other channels like online or through television among others. The chief minister asked cable and DTH operators to make sure of the availability of these channels.